..Ciao // Nine West Tatiana..

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These little beauties from Nine West have quickly become my new favorite heels. The trouble I always have with pointed pumps is how my feet slide forward, even when I’m wearing the correct size and appropriate height.
What makes these different is how narrow the sides are as opposed to other brands I own (for the record I don’t have narrow feet either). It keeps my feet planted, allowing me to walk without the shoe slipping off my heels. So where have these been hiding my entire heel career?!

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On another note, I read through quite a few reviews before buying these. One, because it’s not a neutral color and I had to make sure it would be worn more than once. Which is what I do with my all my shoes and clothes. Second, the length of time I could wear these before having to trade them in for ballet flats. And last, because the material is NOT leather nor suede, rather fabric (like a khaki/cargo jacket). A majority of the reviewers were discouraged upon receiving their pair.
But because I was trying to add color to my wardrobe, I made the investment. Therefore I began researching what I could use on fabric shoes. And voila! Here we have the ‘Jason Mark Repel’. On the bottle it reads “premium stain & water repellant”and I will say, this works like magic.
Other than the two hours I had these on for the shoot, I’ve been wearing them at home to break them in. I’m happy to say, I may have just found my go-to shoe brand for pumps.

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xx. Valentine

Forever 21 Off Shoulder Top (Similar HERE & HERE) | Levi’s 710 Skinny Denim | Nine West “Tatiana Pumps” | Michael Kors Clutch | J. Crew Honeymoon Earrings (also Featured HERE)| BITE Amuse Bouche Lipstick in SAKE

..sunsets & more..

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I love a perfect sunset that’s giving just the right amount of light. With the volume of rain I’ve seen in the last two weeks, I could not, not be outside and all smiles!
So here we in the middle of the week, just a couple more days and off to the weekend we go.
xx. Valentine
H&M Lace Blouse | Levi’s 710 Skinny Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Crossbody (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Pumps (Featured HERE & HERE) | BP Sunglasses (Featured HERE OR Similar HERE & HERE)

City Affair

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It took me a few visits onto J. Crew’s website to finally make this purchase. The hesitation was about how much wear I would get out of this piece. Granted, J. Crew’s petite sizes some times still run big on me so it had my inner fashion guru shaking her head a little. After about the fourth visit, I threw it into my basket and paid away.

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Upon it’s arrival and undoing the packaging, I thought about WHY I took so long to buy this! It was incredibly gorgeous and I foresaw the many outfits I could pair this trench with.

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So I’ll just say, a little leap of faith was all it took. Fashion is definitely finding something unexpected between the racks.

xx. Valentine

J. Crew Trench | Banana Republic Sweater (Similar HERE & HERE) | Paige Skinny Denim (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Pumps (Featured HERE & HERE) | Zara Crossbody (Featured HERE & HERE) | BP Paisley Scarf (Similar HERE & HERE)

Peony Blush

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I’ve had pink in my wardrobe for awhile, but it seems I’m only wearing it much more because it’s on trend this season. It’s funny how that works. Personally, I don’t gravitate towards it on a first pick, but it’s been my go to since late Winter.
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Like this detailed laced top I purchased from Zara*. It came in two other neutral colors but I couldn’t justify passing it up, so I went for it. And the more I wear it, the more I’m beginning to see that pink can be an overall neutral. Well, this particular tone at least. And because it reminds me of a peony bouquet, my favorite bloom.
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As feminine as the shade comes, I was inspired by the “menswear” look. Of course the top couldn’t be further from masculine, but the trousers aren’t. I like how tailored this bottom is because it helps keep my shape. Asos’ petites line is fantastic! They always fit true to size. as opposed to other petite lines I’ve tried. It was a definite win-win. Although I purchased these a year ago, it fits just right into Spring.
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xx. Valentine

Zara Lace Top (Similar HERE & HERE) | Asos Trousers (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Nine West Loafers (OR Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Quilted Crossbody (Similar HERE & HERE)

… little Roja goes …

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If you’ve been following my posts (if you don’t, you should my friend, just click the blue follow button and I’ll make sure you never miss an outfit ;)) you may have spotted lots of red. It’s such a great color that works year round; like in Spring, it’s definitely refreshing.

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Though refreshing, it’s also vibrant. And it seems to be telling it’s own story while complementing other colors it’s paired with. If the color isn’t seen on that day’s scarf or spotted strewn across the little handbag , it’s sitting pretty on my lips.

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So when little Roja goes riding …

xx. Valentine

H&M Navy Blouse (Similar HERE & HERE) | Missguided Paisley Shorts (OR Similar HERE & HERE) | Sam Edelman Heels (Similar HERE & HERE) | Michael Michael Kors Tweed Crossbody | Ann Taylor Earrings (Similar HERE & HERE)

Scarlett & Leo

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Once in a while, it’s never a bad thing to live on the wild side. I always feel so fierce when I carry this leopard print clutch. I’d like to point out how befitting it is to have an almost similar name like the designer of this clutch, Valentino. While my name permanently resides at Valentine. But here’s a short story: throughout high school and some uni days, my nickname was Valentino. I believe I was named it for some sense of humor. At first i found it strange, to be nicknamed a male name. But it grew on me and I wasn’t so bothered.
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So here I am, sporting “Leo” (yes, I name some of my beloved material items) the clutch and red. I always seem to pair these two without fail. Yes. they’re both bold but they never clash either.

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And Scarlett (my new beloved sunnies) came to me just recently. They’re incredibly chic and some may say they’re trendy. But I could definitely find myself wearing this beauty lots. My wardrobe palette always begins neutral and then I build color around it and vice versa. So here we have the story of Scarlett & Leo, a fabulous pair.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful Friday friends!

xx. Valentine

Forever 21 Cropped Sweater (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | H&M Trousers (Similar HERE & HERE) | Zara Pumps (Similar HERE) | Valentino Rockstud Clutch (Similar HERE & HERE) | BP Sunglasses (OR Similar HERE)

Life & Lemons

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“When life gives you lemons” definitely resonates in this cute little tee! I love how playful it is and the best thing about tees like these, you can dress them up or down. I had it knotted to one side here to keep my silhouette.
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And to round it off, I paired it with this flute skirt. It’s such a beautiful piece that I’m definitely going to be wearing lots for the next couple of warm seasons.
So here we are in the middle of the week and it’s been raining for the past couple days. The rain fall feels a lot like Seattle though. I’m hoping for sunshine the following days. Have a great Wednesday!

xx. Valentine

J. Crew Sequin Tee | F21 Fluted Skirt (Similar HERE, HERE & HERE) | Zara Pumps (Featured HERE) | Michael Kors Clutch (Featured HERE)